The International Nannoplankton Association (INA) is happy to announce NannoTalks Volume 2, starting Monday 19th April at 15:00 UTC. Tune in to our transmission on YouTube at
Our first talk will be the Role of silicon in the development of complex crystal shapes in coccolithophores by Gerald Langer. The development of calcification by the coccolithophores had a profound impact on ocean carbon cycling, but the evolutionary steps leading to the formation of these complex biomineralized structures are not clear. Advanced microscopic studies help to understand how these tiny microorganisms calcify and how some coccolithophore species recruit silicon for crystal morphogenesis.
This is the rescheduled event – hopefully you can still make it.
Details of this event can be found here.
We are delighted to invite you to the TMS Foraminifera Festival: a virtual foram-themed day of talks and posters on Friday 27th August, 06:00-16:30 UTC taking place on Zoom. The Festival features four sessions of talks (15 min) and posters, each convened by a group of 4-5 early career researchers.
More details can be found here.
We look forward to e-meeting you in August,
The Foraminifera Festival Coordinators
Dr. Anieke Brombacher (University of Southampton, TMS Events Secretary) Dr. Babette Hoogakker (Heriot-Watt University, TMS Foraminifera Group Chair) Dr. Lyndsey Fox (Kingston University, TMS Foraminifera Group Secretary) Dr. Manuel Weinkauf (Charles University in Prague, TMS Newsletter Editor) Dr. Rehemat Bhatia (TMS Publicity Officer)
Dates: 29th Aug – 2 Sep 2021
Location: Avignon, France
Hosts: Luc Beaufort, Clara Bolton, Baptiste Suchras-Marx
More information to follow closer to the time!
The TMS Annual General Conference will be held online in Prague on 18 and 19 November 2021.